Le Projet en philanthropie individuelle : La recherche aide à faire avancer les choses relativement aux attitudes et aux comportements en matière de dons de bienfaisance (1re partie)

The Philanthropist publiera en deux numéros consécutifs cet article qui est le deuxième d’une série de trois consacrée au Projet en philanthropie individuelle. La première partie de cet article explore les résultats du sondage en ligne du Projet, tandis que la deuxième partie présentera les données de la recherche recueillies lors de groupes de discussion…

150 Profiles: Markus Stadelmann-Elder

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Markus Stadelmann-Elder Current role in the sector: Communications Director, Maytree Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  15 Can you describe a defining…

New Media And New Voices

Community engagement and development offer youth the opportunity to communicate their desires and have their voices heard. But young Canadians do not participate in community life, for example, political elections, political campaigns, or interest groups, in the same capacity as older Canadians. They are less interested in and have less knowledge of politics (O’Neill, 2007),…

What The Numbers Say: Transparency Among Canadian Charities

Introduction Research commissioned by The Muttart Foundation indicates that Canadians have high expectations regarding the transparency of charities. For example, in three surveys conducted between 2004 and 2008, between 95% and 99% of Canadians said it was either very important or somewhat important for charities to provide information on their impact, programs and services, how…

Point / Counterpoint: Resolved: That The Voluntary Sector Doesn’t Get A Fair Deal From The Media

Point : Bob Wyatt I am frankly well beyond frustrated by the media coverage of Canada’s voluntary sector. Or perhaps it might be more appropriate to call it non-coverage. Oh, sure, there are the “fluff ” stories—so-called human interest stories, usually featuring children or small animals. And there are, of course, the so-called scandal stories—somebody…

Foreword

This special issue is a collaboration between The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada. As part of its National Engagement Strategy, over 500 established and emerging leaders will come together from across the country and across the sector to be part of the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector in Ottawa, November 28–30, 2011. The…